#59 — Everybody’s Fool

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
Rating: 4/5
  • There’s a lot of people — the book begins as if it was being picked up from the middle of a larger story, and it assumes you can catch on quickly — because of that, it was hard to get into at first. The characters weren’t terribly likable, although they grow on you in the end
  • The tone was satirical — there was definite disdain towards small town people and the world they inhabit. Over time, it gradually turns into a kind of gruff affection, but it’s still pretty harsh
  • City transplants and people sick of their small towns will appreciate this book– if you are the town’s darling that never left home and never found a reason to, prepare to be insulted

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